College Football Hall of Fame inductees Bob Brown (1993) and Rich Glover (1995) are among a group of six distinguished student-athletes who will be enshrined in the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.
The class will be formally inducted on Friday, Oct. 13, before being recognized the next day during Nebraska’s football game against Ohio State. In conjunction with the enshrinement ceremony, a granite plaque with the names of the six members of the 2017 Hall of Fame class will be added to the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame Plaza.
Brown enjoyed a decorated collegiate and professional playing career, and he owns the distinction of being one of only three Huskers enshrined in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. A three-year letterwinner for the Huskers from 1961 to 1963, Brown was named a unanimous first-team All-American in 1963, when he was an offensive lineman and a linebacker. That year, Brown helped Nebraska to its first-ever Big Eight title, which marked the Huskers’ first conference championship in 23 seasons.
The first African-American All-American in Nebraska football history and Hall of Fame Coach Bob Devaney’s first Husker All-American, Brown was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Following his Husker career, Brown was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1964 NFL Draft. He played 10 seasons in the NFL as an offensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles (five seasons); Los Angeles Rams (two seasons); and Oakland Raiders (three seasons). Brown was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, a seven-time first-team All-NFL selection, and he was named the NFL/NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year three times.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, the same year his No. 64 jersey was retired at Nebraska. Brown was also named to the 1960s NFL All-Decade team. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brown earned his degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1964.
Glover was an integral part of two national championship teams and three Big Eight titles. He won the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy during his distinguished career as a defensive lineman at Nebraska from 1970 to 1972. A two-time first-team All-American, Glover was named the 1972 Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year.
In his first season of eligibility in 1970, Glover helped Nebraska to an 11-0-1 record and the first national title in program history. The Huskers repeated the next season, finishing 13-0 en route to the 1971 national championship, when Glover was a consensus first-team All-American. In 1972, Glover helped the Huskers to a 9-2-1 season that included the program’s fourth consecutive Big Eight title in the final season of legendary coach Bob Devaney’s Hall-of-Fame career.
As a senior, Glover was a unanimous first-team All-American and won both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy in 1972, becoming just the second player in college football history to win both honors – awarded to the nation’s top interior player and top lineman – in the same season. Glover also finished third in voting for the 1972 Heisman Trophy, when he totaled 100 tackles. One of 85 players – and five Huskers – named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Century Team in 1999, Glover’s No. 79 jersey is retired at Nebraska.
A native of Jersey City, N.J., Glover was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and played three seasons in the NFL after being a third-round pick in the 1973 NFL Draft. After helping the Huskers to a 33-2-2 record during his career, Glover earned his degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1974.